or lan·gridge

[ lang-grij ]
/ ˈlæŋ grɪdʒ /


a kind of shot consisting of bolts, nails, etc., fastened together or enclosed in a case, formerly used for damaging sails and rigging in sea battles.

Origin of langrage

First recorded in 1760–70; origin uncertain Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for langrage


langrel (ˈlæŋɡrəl) or langridge

/ (ˈlæŋɡrɪdʒ) /


shot consisting of scrap iron packed into a case, formerly used in naval warfare

Word Origin for langrage

C18: of unknown origin
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